Charles Murray Pate, known as “Chuck,” died Aug. 11 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center just two days before his 61st birthday. He was the head of the press operations at the Jackson Hole News&Guide and ensured that the Sublette Examiner and Pinedale Roundup publications printed well.
The following was provided by his family.
Chuck was born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, where he graduated from Old Hickory Academy in 1980. He enjoyed playing football and baseball throughout his school years and was well known for his athleticism.
He was also active in the youth group at Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church. He later moved to Nashville and worked at Taylor Impressions Inc. as a service technician and sales representative.
Through the years he received much training and experience with equipment, mechanics, and all business aspects in the printing industry, becoming skillful and proficient in his profession. He was most recently employed at Teton Media Works in Jackson Hole as production manager.
Chuck was an avid sportsman and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors whether it was fishing or hunting geese, deer and duck. He also was known for growing the best garden of vegetables, fruit trees and strawberries. Chuck was also an exceptional cook and was often trying new recipes that were never disappointing.
It always brought him joy to share his love for food while cooking for others.
He will be greatly missed by those who knew him, as he was “Papa Chuck” to his granddaughters, a father, a son, a brother and a friend to all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Wilburn Pate; paternal grandparents James Murray and Mary Frances Pate; and maternal grandparents Charles Edward and Annie Morris.
He is survived by his mother Jackie Pate; children Charles (Josie) Pate of Manchester, Tennessee; Olivia Pate of Tullahoma, Tennessee; their mother Bonny Pate of Tullahoma; and grandchildren Bentleigh and Amelia.
He is survived by three siblings: Terry Pate Archer (Doug) of Collierville, Tennessee, Debbie Pate of Jackson, Tennessee, and Liz Hamby of Venice, Florida.
He is also survived by his fiancee, April Joy Bird of Iona, Idaho.
A private service is to be held at a later time with immediate family.